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  • Expedia Group to become official UEFA Champions League sponsor

    Press Release Expedia Group is kicking off an agreement with UEFA to become the Official Travel Partner of the UEFA Champions League. The three-season agreement also includes the UEFA Super Cup, UEFA Youth League Finals and the newly formed UEFA Futsal Champions League Finals until the end of the 2020-2021 season. Expedia Group’s Brand Expedia and Hotels.com will lead the engagement, highlighting the enormous power travel has to connect football fans around the world with Europe’s most prestigious club football competition. Throughout…

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  • Egencia Analytics Studio: Data visualization for business travel

    Press Release Egencia, the leading full-service digital travel management company (TMC), announces the launch of Egencia Analytics Studio, an enhanced data visualization and analytics platform to help companies bring their travel program story to life. Travel managers can explore data visually, discover hidden insights, identify new sources of savings and optimize spend across travel categories — air, hotel, train and car. “We live in a world where data is everywhere, but it’s only useful when you can turn data into…

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  • Choice Hotels investments drive value for corporate travelers

    Press Release Choice Hotels International, Inc. is dedicated to exceeding the expectations of today’s corporate travelers and making travel managers’ jobs easier through substantial brand investments — all of which will be on display at the 2018 Global Business Traveler Association (GBTA) Convention. Choice will showcase the enhancements it has made to its brands that cater to business travelers, including the Cambria Hotels, Comfort, Sleep Inn, and WoodSpring Suites brands. GBTA attendees will have the opportunity to experience their brands firsthand…

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  • Air Canada inaugurates seasonal flights from Montreal to Lisbon

    Press Release Air Canada inaugurated today new summer seasonal service from Montreal to Lisbon, Portugal. The three-times weekly Air Canada Rouge seasonal Lisbon service begins June 15, 2018 from Montreal, with the last operation from Lisbon on October 27. Flights are operated with Boeing 767-300ER aircraft featuring Premium Rouge and Economy Class service and are timed to optimize connectivity from across Air Canada’s network through Air Canada’s hub in Montreal. “With first flight celebrations to Tokyo, Bucharest and Dublin over…

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  • Swoop prepares for first flight with the launch of their mobile app

    Press Release Today Swoop has launched their mobile app in preparation for first flights, taking off June 20, 2018. With a mission to make travel easy, affordable and accessible for Canadians, offering travellers the convenience of a mobile app was a must-have for Canada’s first true ultra-low-cost carrier. The app is available for iOS 10 or newer, and Android 5 or newer, and can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play. Swoop has launched their mobile app available for iOS 10…

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  • YVR launches new services to Zurich and Paris

    Today, Vancouver International Airport celebrated the launch of two new, non-stop seasonal services: Air Canada’s thrice-weekly service to Zurich that had its inaugural flight today and four-time weekly service to Paris, launching tomorrow. These new routes will further connect YVR’s passengers with two key European cities. “I would like to thank Air Canada for their ongoing support of YVR and providing our passengers with such exciting bucket-list travel destinations just in time for the busy summer season,” said Anne Murray,…

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  • Air Canada adds capacity on transcontinental routes in response to WestJet strike

    In response to the strike vote mandate given by WestJet’s pilots, Air Canada yesterday announced it has now added capacity on key transcontinental routes by up-gauging aircraft on certain flights from its primary global hub in Toronto to Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Montreal, Ottawa and Halifax, from Vancouver to Calgary and Edmonton and from Calgary to Montreal. Travellers who may be concerned about the uncertainty resulting from WestJet’s strike vote mandate can book Air Canada with confidence. With our flexible and diverse fleet,…

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  • Egencia Travel Policy Insights take flight: traveller choice dominates corporate bookings

    Press Release Egencia, a leading global travel management company, yesterday released its Egencia Travel Policy Insights: Global Air Edition to highlight findings on air policy trends among its global travellers*. The findings show that companies’ concern for improved traveller satisfaction, productivity and talent retention can lead to trends in how policies are defined around the world. Business travel makes up an important component of the $1.6 trillion travel market, and many business trips are not guided by company travel policies.…

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  • Navigating the ever-changing world of corporate travel

    Navigating the ever-changing world of corporate travel can overwhelm even the most seasoned travel professional. From artificial intelligence to the sharing economy to cryptocurrency, myriad factors play a role in shaping the industry, and, in turn, how your organization operates and manages its travellers. Staying updated on the latest trends, changes, and progressions in the industry is essential for any organization looking to grow. At GBTA Conference 2018 – Toronto, we’ll be discussing the biggest trends expected to impact managed…

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  • Are corporate travel programs getting the hotel rates they negotiate?

    By Kate Vasiloff, GBTA Foundation The GBTA Foundation, the education arm of the Global Business Travel Association, in partnership with HRS Global Hotel Solutions, conducted a global survey to assess if and how travel managers audit their hotel rates as well as reasons why some travel programs choose not to do so. Globally, 86 per cent of travel managers audit their negotiated hotel contract information, including rates, amenities and other negotiated features, once it is loaded into the system to…

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